Top 7 Tourist Places to Visit in Gwalior | Madhya Pradesh Tourism

Madhya Pradesh has many historical places and Gwalior is one of them, located at a distance of 450  km distance from Bhopal (State capital of Madhya Pradesh) and 350 km far from Delhi. Due to rich heritage and tourist places , this place is also known as the Tourist capital of Madhya Pradesh. The city is covered by rocky hills which forms the border of Ganga-Yamuna Drainage Basin. Today I am sharing top Tourist Places to Visit in Gwalior.

Some points to know about Counter Magnet City, Gwalior

  • The city is famous for its music, the oldest Gharana “Gwalior Gharana” is an example of classic music
  • Gwalior is a birthplace of very well known musicians of Indian history, Tansen and Baiju Bawra are one of them.
  • Many sportsperson like Dhyan Chand (better known as Magician of Hockey) and A Hammer thrower Vishal Kalim Belongs to Gwalior.

Top 7 Tourist Places to Visit in Gwalior –

Here is a list of top tourist places of Gwalior which you can explore in your next holiday trip-

1. Gwalior fort-


This hill fort was built in 8th century and belongs to Tomara dynasty. This fort has two palaces, one which is known as Gurjari Mahal was built for Queen Mrignayani and other is known as Man Mandir.

Also See – Thing you should  know about Madhav National Park, Gwalior

Mughal Emperor Babar once called Gwalior fort “A pearl in the necklace of the Forts of India ” due to its defensive structure. This fort is also known as “The Gibraltar of India”.

2. Tighra Dam-

Tighra Dam was constructed in 1916, the main aim to built this dam is to give water supply to the city. It is located at a 23 km distance from Gwalior. Many migratory birds along with local bird makes it a picturesque spot for the bird lovers.

3. The Memorial of Tansen | Tansen Tomb-

Tansen was a classical music composer, musician and vocalist and was among the nine jewels of the Royal Court of Akbar. It is located near tomb of Mohammed Ghaus and surrounded by beautiful flowers and host the Annual music festival which is known as Tansen Sangget Samaroh.

4. Sun Temple-

The Temple of God Sun are very rare in India, and Gwalior has one of them, the architecture of this temple is inspired from the Sun Temple in Konark. It was built by G. D. Birla in 1988. The exterior of the temple is made up of red sandstone and interior was made up of white marble.   Many devotes, nirvana seekers and photographers visit here throughout the year. Its religious importance makes it must visit Tourist Places to Visit in Gwalior

Address – Morar, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474006,India
Timing – 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

5. Jai Vilas Palace-


Jai Vilas palace is famous for its Italian architecture, it was built in 1874 by the Maharaja of Gwalior and still the residence of Scindia dynasty. The palace is stretched over an area of 12,40,771 square feet, It has 400 rooms on which 40 rooms are now converted to the museum.

6. Suraj Kund, Gwalior-

Suraj Kund is a beautiful pond located near Gwalior Fort. The king of 8th century Suraj Sen has received significant position of folklore. According to the story the king was suffered by leprosy and fortunately they met a monk named Gwalipa near Fort.
Sadhu asked to king to drink some water from the pond. The king did so, and the king was cured from leprosy.
After that City renamed as Gwalipa and since then it has come to be called the city of Gwalior. Suraj kund is named after the name of the king. The beautiful sorrounding of pond and associated stories makes it Top Tourist Places to Visit in Gwalior.

7. Archaeological Museum Gwalior-

The archeological museum of Gwalior was established in 1984, located in front of Hathi pole gate of the fort. The museum is famous for its variety of antiquities and can be classified under Shaiv, jain and Vaishnav groups. It describes the rich culture of Indian from 1st century. The sound and light show which shows the journey of Indian history is the main attraction of this site.
Gwalior might not places in a top notch position in India’s tourism destination but it does have a very beautiful places to attract tourist.

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